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4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5 4.60 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diana Gabaldon Narrator: Geraldine James Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN:
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Since the initial publication of Outlander 15 years ago, Diana Gabaldon's New York Times best-selling saga has won the hearts of readers the world over, and sold more than 12 million books. Now, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire.

The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest.

With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife, Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence, with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie's death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chantal | 2/20/2014

    " Just finished re-reading for the 2nd time. Getting trough the whole series again to have the story fresh in mind when #8 comes out this year (Written in My Own Hearts Blood) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aimee | 2/11/2014

    " Currently listening to this as an audio. Lovely! I've read it at least three times, and this audio version still holds my interest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tina | 2/9/2014

    " Honestly, at this point, I can't even say why I'm still reading this series. Maybe my need to complete things. If this was book one, I wouldn't have finished it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Love | 2/3/2014

    " I think this is my favorite of the series so far! I'm so attached to these characters and the historic context is so well-researched that I'm going to be very sad when I finish this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 2/2/2014

    " 6th book in the Outlander series, only one more to go! I decided to listen to this one, abridged (13 discs) since the unabridged CD was 47 discs. Good choice I think. I don't need to know all the minute details. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna G | 1/26/2014

    " The 6th book in Gabaldon's Outlander series about time travelers Jamie and Claire Fraser. Set in pre-revolutionary America in the mountains of North Carolina. This book focuses a lot more on their daughter Brianna and her husband Roger. I enjoyed getting to know them and their family. I thoroughly enjoyed the history in this book. If you are a fan of the Outlander Series you will not be disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mgray | 1/24/2014

    " Reading on Palm Centro. This will take awhile. Already this book is so much darker with the discovery of the Dutch family. Read this book before. I remember some but a lot will be new again. There were sections I could not wait to read again. The making of ashes, the last chapters were enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen W-S | 1/19/2014

    " I loved this book! So many plots wrap up along the way and still you see Jamie and Claire as the invincible and memorable couple we have loved along the way. I made the last 100 pages last as long as I could knowing there is only one more book to go and then a long break til the next DG book is ready. I highly recommend this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 1/19/2014

    " I am so in love with this series. The story line is sometimes unbelievable, but Claire and Jamie do so hold your interest. I can hardly wait for the next download of the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yiotula | 1/19/2014

    " After the last two I almost quit the series but this book was better. I'm looking forward to the next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mycah | 12/18/2013

    " Brianna and Roger better somehow make it back to Claire and Jamie, because it would be very sad knowing they won't see each other again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 12/14/2013

    " Sill love it. Thank you DG. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam G | 12/8/2013

    " This book was another 5 star read for me. So many times I was shocked, or moved to tears, or laughing out loud. Davina Porter's narration was brilliant, as usual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda G | 12/1/2013

    " I especially enjoy this Outlander series an interesting combination of history, love story and family ties and as I finish each book I'm sad because I just don't want it to end. You become attached and love different characters of the series. Great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie Mcnenly | 11/23/2013

    " It was a little difficult to get into in the beginning, because it's been so long since I had read #5. Once I got rolling, though, I really enjoyed it and won't wait so long before reading the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 7/25/2013

    " FANTASTIC!!!! I didn't want to put it down!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie Schnupp | 6/30/2013

    " It is as though we are family - we are all worried for Jamie's safety due to the notice in the newspaper, and though I was tempted to read ahead to find out if he survived, I made myself read the whole story - and was glad of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 P.J. Roscoe | 3/14/2013

    " I read this book eagerly, but was not as engrossed as all the others and finished the last page with a sigh of slight disappointment. It reads well as always, but something didn't 'click' with me personally and I couldn't tell you what it was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandi Jennings | 2/13/2013

    " I love this series. One more to go! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 1/29/2013

    " OMG so long but worth it and every time I finish one of these, I'm both relieved and sad that I've reached the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Murie | 11/14/2012

    " I want them to go back to Scotland. I started reading because it was set in Scotland and it is taking longer and longer in America "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 9/5/2012

    " Definitely better than the previous. She keeps making connections in very surprising ways, which makes some of them seem pretty unbelievable. But, I have to keep reading so on to the next I go. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 EvaS | 8/5/2012

    " Wonderful! Took me a couple of hundred pages to get into it but once the book got moving, the action was steady and once again, as with the others in this series, I could not put it down! It was a great read, and it's in my top 3 Outlander fav's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha Conroy | 5/23/2012

    " This book took forever to read but left me hanging so I will continue to read the series. I need to know how things turn out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kay Dawes | 5/9/2012

    " loved it , loved it , loved it!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma Hedrick | 4/23/2012

    " Another great addition to the Outlander series. It got a bit slow through the middle, but I am so in love with the characters that I can't put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cody | 9/13/2011

    " .Much better than The Fiery Cross. Not as drawn out and boring. A few too many invidual stories going on, but it kept my interest. Nice plot twists and mysteries to intrigue the reader. Some plot points defy logic, but so does time travel. Over all it was am enjoyable, if long, read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frances | 8/13/2011

    " another great book in this series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 8/11/2011

    " 6th in the Outlander series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zelda Pinwheel | 7/2/2011

    " my all encompassing favorite of the series to date! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francespitt | 6/23/2011

    " I love DG's series of the Highlanders! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mmazon | 6/16/2011

    " Another great addition to the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/14/2011

    " Exceptional book. Of the series, I learned much about pre-revolutionary war politics and daily life in the mountains. Great stuff! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 6/14/2011

    " A welcome return to Gabaldon's earlier storytelling. While there were scenes I didn't enjoy (Claire's capture, the revelations concerning Malva), this one definitely kept me turning the pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 6/12/2011

    " My Favorite in the Series so far! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 5/30/2011

    " Wow! Maybe the best one! She packed so much into this book, especially at the end. It felt a bit rushed that there was more detail in the beginning and then storming through a bunch of plot lines. But as always I loved it. Will read Echo soon but may delve into some non-fiction first... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwen | 5/21/2011

    " Finally after all the graduations, freshman orientation and driving around the country I finished this book! Loved it! My obsession continues..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 5/12/2011

    " Much better than the last two, but I need a break. I'm going to read "The Discovery of Witches" next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 5/9/2011

    " This was the best of the series so far. I almost stopped reading after the last book because things were going nowhere. After about the first 100 pages of this book, there are a lot of interesting stories. It's one adventure after another in the last half of the book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 4/28/2011

    " can there possibly be another one coming? claire and jamie are old by now - how can they keep running around the countryside and fighting wars? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 4/27/2011

    " I loved this book! After #5 I was hoping this book would pick up the pace. I love the tragedy the characters go through. the tragedy is what draws me to them. I was sad at the end...I am ready to start #7. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 4/26/2011

    " I liked how this one ended! One to the seventh and latest book of the series. "

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About the Author
Author Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon is the beloved author of seven New York Times bestselling novels in the series that began with Outlander, including Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, and An Echo in the Bone. In 1997 she received the RT Award for Innovative Historical Romance.